Need donations of cans, nappies

WITH demand soaring for emergency food relief both locally and across the nation, Canterbury City Community Centre (4cs) is expecting the number of needy families to rise even further in the lead-up to Christmas and is calling on the community to donate long-life food or cash.

4cs CEO Liz Messih says the centre’s small, unfunded emergency relief program is supported through their own reserves and from donations.
“We provide short term, one off assistance to residents in need with tinned and packaged food, baby formula and nappies,” she explained.
“Typically, people are waiting to access other forms of assistance and have no food to tide them over; they are on a fixed income or no income and need urgent assistance.”
Ms Messih says 4cs is grateful for any support from the greater community, including local businesses having food drives to support local battlers.
“We have no capacity to store fresh food so need non-perishable items within use by dates,” she said.
“Items like long-life milk, cereals, packets of pasta, rice and lentils, and cans of beans, tuna, fruit and vegetables, as well as nappies and baby formula, are ideal.”
4cs also accepts cash donations which can be made in person at the centre at 130 Railway Parade, Lakemba, or online via, with all donations tax deductible.
For more info, call 9750 9344.